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posted on Thu, Jul 31 2014 2:05 pm by MN Music Coalition

Lowertown Guitar Festival at Mears Park (St. Paul)
Sat 8/9/14, 2:00-10:00 pm

The MMC is proud to sponsor this free event presented by McNally Smith College of Music, including performances by five-time Grammy nominee and jazz/blues legend Robben Ford (Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis, George Harrison), Fender clinician/bluesman Greg KochJim Campilongo (Norah Jones, Bright Eyes, Cake), rockabilly/country player Rosie Flores and National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Phil Heywood (Leo Kottke, A Prairie Home Companion).

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MNKINO44: Quest - Live Film Score Performance at Landmark Center (St. Paul)
Thurs 8/14/14, 7:00-9:00 pm

The MMC is proud to sponsor this event presented by the Composer Quest podcast and the MNKINO video group, who have teamed up composers and filmmakers from around the world to create short films on the theme "quest." Composers are writing original scores to be performed live by the Composer Quest Orchestra at the film screening on August 14th at the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium. There is a $5 suggested donation, which will go to the musicians.

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LRAC Arts Resources Fair at M-State Legacy Hall (St. Paul)
Sat 8/16/14, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

The MMC is proud to be a participant in the Arts Resource Fair, presented by Lakes Regional Arts Council (LRAC) and providing regional artists and state wide arts organizations the opportunity to meet and get to know each other. Artists in Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens,Traverse and Wilkin Counties can meet and talk with grant makers, exhibition/performance venues, and a variety of organizations that want to help you become a better artist, singer, dancer, writer or performer. There will be panel discussions, workshops and lots of networking. The event is free, but registration is required so there are enough materials and food for everyone.  Register here.

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Workshop Wednesdays: "House Concerts 101" at Landmark Center (St. Paul)
Wed 8/20/14, 6:30-7:30 pm 

The August workshop will be a crash course in how to book and present house concerts, giving artists and fans the tools they need to have successful fan-building shows in people's homes. The program is open to everyone for a small donation at the door. To reserve a seat, please RSVP: 1-651-347-1MMC or ellen@mnmusiccoalition.org.

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Workshop Wednesdays at MacPhail Center for Music (Minneapolis)
Wed 9/17/14, 6:30-7:30 pm

The MMC's Workshop Wednesdays are held in the Twin Cities the third Wednesday of every month from 6:30-7:30 pm on a variety of professional and creative topics, including publishing, promotions, songwriting, entertainment law, and wellness. The topic for the September workshop will be announced soon!

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Caravan du Nord w/John Mark Nelson at Paramount Theatre (Austin)
Fri 9/26/14

The 2014 Caravan du Nord kicks off in Austin, MN with a day of artist workshops and an evening concert headlined by John Mark Nelson's new band!

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Caravan du Nord w/The Okee Dokee Brothers, Paul Spring & Dan Thornby at Holmes Theatre (Detroit Lakes)
Sun 10/5/14

The 2014 Caravan du Nord rolls into Detroit Lakes for a special family day, featuring interactive workshops for kids and a family concert at 4 pm, featuring Grammy-winning folk band The Okee Dokee Brothers!

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Caravan du Nord w/Communist Daughter at Sheldon Theatre (Red Wing)
Fri 10/17/14

The 2014 Caravan du Nord rolls into Red Wing for a day of artist workshops and an evening concert headlined by indie/rock band Communist Daughter!

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Caravan du Nord w/Romantica, Jillian Rae & Barb Piper at Shattuck-St. Mary's (Faribault)
Fri 10/24/14

The 2014 Caravan du Nord returns to Faribault this year for a day of artist workshops and an evening concert featuring nationally lauded Americana band Romantica, fiddler/songwriter Jillian Rae and local vocalist Barb Piper!

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Caravan du Nord w/Sleep Study at College of St. Scholastica (Duluth)
Thurs 11/6/14

The 2014 Caravan du Nord comes to Lake Superior for the first time, presenting a day of artist workshops and a grand finale show at the Michell Auditorium with indie rock band Sleep Study and other special guests!

 

Trampled By Turtles w/Doomtree, Low & Haley Bonar in Duluth

Saturday, June 28, 4:30 pm
Bayfront Festival Park
350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN
Tickets: $25 advance / $30 gate
Kids 12 & under free!
www.first-avenue.com  

We are proud to partner with First Avenue to present an all-ages outdoor concert on Saturday, June 28 at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth, featuring the state's top Americana, hip hop and indie rock talent. Sponsored by 89.3 The Current, the event will include performances by Trampled By Turtles, Doomtree, Low and Haley Bonar. Kids 12 and under get in free, and advance tickets are just $25, available through First Avenue or any of their ticket outlets. For more information, please contact First Avenue at (612) 332-1775.
 
Duluth's hometown heroes and Billboard-charting bluegrass band Trampled By Turtles headline the show in celebration of their forthcoming album Wild Animals, which will be officially released on July 15. Their only Minnesota show scheduled until their Palomino Festival at Canterbury Park in September, it should be a lively kick-off to their summer tour. Joining Trampled By Turtles will be fellow Duluth band and indie-rock favorites Low, the dynamite hip hop collective Doomtree and singer-songwriter Haley Bonar, who just released a new album called Last War that was recently featured on National Public Radio.
 
The Minnesota Music Coalition (MMC) is proud to be a sponsor of this event as it is the only statewide nonprofit devoted to serving Minnesota's popular musicians by showcasing their talent and providing them with the skills and resources to have sustaining careers in music. All the artists performing as part of this June 28th event have participated in the MMC's Caravan du Nord tour of Greater Minnesota, matching big-name regional talent with emerging artists and local bands to present music workshops and concerts in small towns across the state.


2014 MN Music Summit

We are proud to announce the third annual MN Music Summit will take place April 10-12 in downtown St. Paul and will feature performances by hot new hip hop stars GRRRL PRTY, Twin Cities veteran rockers The Honeydogs and Duluth breakout band Southwire. In addition, this 3-day festival will include workshops, industry panels, mentoring sessions and social networking opportunities for artists, fans and local music movers and shakers. Expanding on last year's highly successful event, this year's Summit will include a keynote address Casey Rae of the Future of Music Coalition, a DC-based nonprofit that advocates for laws and public policy that positively affect musicians. Partnering with the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival and American Composers Forum, the Summit will also include workshops on music placement and composing for film. Thanks to the support of the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, St. Paul Cultural STAR, Summit Brewing, McNally Smith College of Music, Amsterdam Bar & Hall, Minnesota Public Radio and the ongoing support of the McKnight Foundation, daytime events are free and all events are all ages.
 
View the full schedule here.
 
The 2014 MN Music Summit is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. The MN Music Summit is also supported by the St. Paul Cultural STAR with ongoing support of the McKnight Foundation.

1/11 Benefit w/Astronautalis & Sims

posted on Mon, Dec 30 2013 11:21 am by MN Music Coalition

Astronautalis & Sims Benefit Concert at The Garage (Burnsville)

Sat 1/11/13, 6:00 pm

The MMC is proud to be a sponsor of a special all-ages benefit for To the Bridge Foundation. Featuring performances by local hip hop favorites Astronautalis and Sims, the concert will take place on Saturday, January 11th at 6 pm at The Garage in Burnsville, MN. It will be the 3rd annual benefit concert held to honor Chaska native Tony Dolski who lost his life on August 9, 2011 and raise money to support To the Bridge Foundation's work to support those struggling with chemical dependency and help them create bridges to the next stages of their lives. More information and tickets available here.

Workshop Wednesdays

posted on Mon, Dec 30 2013 11:53 am by MN Music Coalition

Health Insurance for MN Musicians: How to Navigate MNsure

at Springboard for the Arts (308 Prince Street, St. Paul)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Open Info Session: 6:30-7:30 pm

Personalized Assistance: 6:30-8:30 pm (by appointment only)

MMC teams up with Springboard for the Arts to help musicians looking at enrolling in insurance through MNsure. Drop in to the Springboard for the Arts offices any time from 6:30-7:30pm to get your MNsure questions answered and watch Springboard's new MNsure video series. A limited number of appointments are also available from 6:30-8:30pm for those who would like assistance creating a MNsure account and filling out an application for health insurance coverage.

The event is free and open to all ages. Please RSVP to Nikki Hunt at nikki@springboardforthearts.org and include whether you'd like an appointment for personalized application assistance between 6:30-8:30 pm.

MMC's Workshop Wednesdays are held in the Twin Cities the third Wednesday of every month from 6:30-7:30 pm on a variety of professional and creative topics, including publishing, promotions, songwriting, entertainment law, and wellness.

Springboard for the Arts is certified as a MNsure Navigator for Minnesota’s creative workforce. Their role is to provide one-on-one, unbiased information and referrals to help you better understand the requirement for coverage and assist you in gaining that coverage through MNsure. For more information, please visit www.springboardforthearts.org/health.